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It wouldn’t be Lismore without the lanterns and it wouldn’t be solstice unless hundreds lined the streets mid-winter to see the incredible homage to light!

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As ever there was a wonderful spectrum of ideas – this year a ‘Costa’ lamp accompanied the ‘Dirt Girl’ and a light in a cage, a poignant reminder on the last day of Refugee Week, that not everyone gets to celebrate community events in the way they would like to.

The 25th Lismore Lantern Parade started at the corner of Market and Molesworth Streets and traveled with kids and parents, dancers, bands and amazing illuminated sculptures, all the way to The Quad.

 


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Loved the Parade (I was a bucketeer).

    There needs to be a way to get more money for the Parade. The Buckets simply did not collect enough.
    A card machine might help, but really it needs some reasonable government funding. (After all, it is a Tourist attraction, so perhaps some funding recognizing that?)
    The only other option I can see is a Go-fund –me page for the Parade. Pity its not a Christian event run by a footballer!

    Great event, Jilly.

  2. One way to get more money could be to get rid of the expensive, polluting, greenhouse gassing fireworks. I don’t feel like I want to even to support the parade (which I think is a great thing) until they wake up and stop doing this. Surely the level of awareness of the negative impact of fireworks is there. The people involved in putting the Parade on would seem like an aware bunch of people, but as I heard the fireworks again this year (from my home in town), I wondered.

  3. Got to agree, fireworks are nothing but an expression of the excesses of this modern western world that continues to plod towards its own destruction.

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